Originally Posted by AllenMI
It is unlikely, but not impossible. If there was a homestead in the valley over 100 years ago, there is probably a trash dump somewhere, as well as a privy. Bottles would be tossed into each of those. When the river was impounded, and the lake formed, those sites would have been inundated.
Of course, not impossible. Our sons were beer can/bottle collectors back in the 70's and delighted when they found old dump sites. BUT, if the lake is not real old--and it apparently isn't real deep where the bottle was found (dry because of a drought--which we experienced a couple of years ago) it is much less likely to be the scenario.
If Dr. Pepper originated in 1878 or so, it is more likely that this bottle was a commemorative of the 100th anniversary and maybe dropped then. Mind you, I would be THRILLED for me or anyone to find the real deal under circumstances like that. But I also hate it when dealers try to pass something off as old when I know full well it ain't--as someone else pointed out, how the bottle is constructed.